Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

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Great room temperature or cooled down; sweet, but not sugary, and just one is super filling!
Ingredients
Streusel Topping
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup butter, softened
Cheesecake Bars
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar, plus 2 tbls divided
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 cup caramel topping
 
Directions
1. In a small bowl, combine all topping ingredients. Set aside.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Press evenly into a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking pan lined with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 1/2 cup sugar in an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Then add eggs, 1 at a time, and vanilla. Stir to combine. Pour over warm crust.
4. In a small bowl, stir together chopped apples, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Spoon evenly over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle evenly with Streusel topping. Bake 30 minutes, or until filling is set. Drizzle with caramel topping.
 




Colleen

Member since Sep 2008

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